Today sees the release of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Following nine year old Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn) as he tries to uncover a message from his father (Tom Hanks) who died in 9/11, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close has been nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. Director Stephen Daldry has previously been nominated for Billy Elliot, The Reader and The Hours. Despite this, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close has met with mixed reviews in the UK and has been dubbed ‘Incredibly Long and Extremely Disappointing’ by Empire Magazine. I’ll be going along to the cinema soon to make up my own mind.

Also released today is the sequel to the 2007 film Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance 3D. Based on the character from the Marvel comics and starring Nicolas Cage, the sequel sees Johnny Blaze recruited by a secret sect of the church to save a young boy from the devil.


If you didn’t catch The Woman in Black or The Muppets last week then they’re definitely worth a look. Check out my reviews by clicking on the links.


If you’re staying in this weekend, here are this weeks new DVD and Blu-Ray releases:

Johnny English Reborn – Rowan Atkinson returns as the spoof Bond in this hilarious action adventure that is definitely worth watching. It had me laughing out loud and I loved it.

Kung Fu Panda 2 – I didn’t catch this at the cinema last year but it sees Po and his friends on another adventure, this time involving a peacock villain with a deadly new weapon. Averaging around three and four stars by the major UK critics, I wish I had caught this one.

Abduction – starring Taylor Lautner (of the Twilight Saga) as Nathan, Abduction is an action thriller about a teenager who discovers his baby photo on a missing persons website. This one didn’t meet with love from the critics, but if you’re a fan of Lautner, it might be worth a go.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon – with an interesting take on the original moon landing, Dark of the Moon is the third instalment in the Transformers franchise. Not as good as the first but better than the second, this is a good antidote to Valentine’s Day fever.


Don’t miss this classic humour in Johnny English Reborn